James Clapper, America’s former top spy, has said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “may have met his match” in US President Donald Trump’s unconventional style of diplomacy.
Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said in an interview with CNN that the June 12 summit between Trump and Kim must take place. Trump abruptly canceled the meeting last week but which he has since said was “moving along very nicely.”
“This is typical … Two steps forward, one step back. That’s what [the North Koreans] always do,” Clapper said on Sunday. “And in some ways Kim Jong-un may have met his match here with our very unconventional president.”
“Having gone this far, there’s value in meeting and greeting, gripping and grinning and just establishing a rapport,” Clapper said. “Yes, I think it would be important to have the summit.”
He said that both the United States and North Korea should establish an initial diplomatic presence below the…